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April 23, 2015

Suddenlink and The Weather Channel Announce Long-Term Distribution Agreement

ST. LOUIS, MO. and ATLANTA, GA - April 23, 2015 - Suddenlink and The Weather Company today announced a multi-year distribution agreement for The Weather Channel® and Weatherscan linear services. The deal will also give Suddenlink TV Everywhere rights through subscriber authentication on multiple devices. Additional terms were not disclosed.

“Renewing our agreement with The Weather Channel, particularly as we enter the heart of tornado season, provides our customers continued access to the network’s important alerts and live breaking coverage of severe weather,” said Kathy Payne, Suddenlink senior vice president and chief programming officer.  “We know The Weather Channel is a network valued by our customers today, and we look forward to continuing our relationship.”

“Suddenlink is a valued partner. We are both committed to the critical mission of helping keep their customers safe and prepared through all types of weather conditions that may impact their lives,” said Jennifer Dangar, chief strategy officer and president of distribution for The Weather Company.

In addition, The Weather Channel recently signed renewal agreements with DISH, NCTC, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable. Terms of those deals were not disclosed.

For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all its forms. Every weekday morning it features the three biggest names in weather, Al Roker, Sam Champion and Jim Cantore on Wake Up with Al and AMHQ. It is the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive coverage of any media outlet, and with more than 200 meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather, its expertise is unrivaled.

The renewal comes on the heels of Weather’s 1Q ratings success. The Weather Channel was the only major ad-supported cable network to grow in reach (P2+) during the month of February. In 1Q15, Weather had its most watched quarter in Total Day among HH, P2+, & P25-54 in two years.

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About Suddenlink

Suddenlink (suddenlink.com) is the seventh largest cable operator in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of more than 1.4 million residential and commercial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and elsewhere. Suddenlink simplifies its customers’ lives through one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV, Internet, phone and other services.

The Weather Company: Where the World Gets its Weather

Through The Weather Channel (weather.com) and Weather Underground (wunderground.com) brands, The Weather Company provides millions of people every day with the world's best weather forecasts, content and data, connecting with them through television, online, mobile and tablet screens, as well as third-party publishing partners via API. Through WSI, the company delivers superior professional weather services for the media, aviation and energy sectors. The Weather Company is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. For more information, visit www.theweathercompany.com.